Walter G. Copan

Walter G. Copan is senior adviser of the Renewing American Innovation Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Currently, he also serves as vice president for research and technology transfer at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He previously served as under secretary of commerce for standards and technology and 16th director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a position to which he was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate.